Articles by Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

  • Running 101: Speed Training For Beginners

    • Published May. 14, 2013
    • Updated Jun. 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM UTC

    You don't have to run fast in training--unless you want to run faster in races.

  • Should I Adjust For Heat & Humidity?

    • Published May. 13, 2013
    • Updated May. 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM UTC

    Don't let heat and humidity hamper your training this summer!

  • Ask The Coach: Thoughts On Junk Miles?

    • Published May. 2, 2013
    • Updated May. 13, 2013 at 11:08 AM UTC

    Don't run miles just for the sake of running miles.

  • Ask The Coach: Which Shoes Should I Buy?

    • Published Apr. 22, 2013
    • Updated May. 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM UTC

    There is not a "best" running shoe for beginners — but the good news is there are lots of excellent options.

  • Training: Recover To Run Faster

    • Published Apr. 17, 2013
    • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC

    Maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices.

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